Pickup Wiring Issue

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  1. hissaman

    hissaman Lord of the Beef

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    I've just bought a Page style wiring kit from Axetec and a new set of Vanson alnico V pickups.
    I'm a beginner when it comes to guitar electrics so having a bit of trouble, I'm going to follow the 50's page wiring mod as per this video as it is it is very clearly instructed -
    My main issue is knowing what kind of wire to use for each connection the biggest confusion is the single core screened cable - http://www.axetec.co.uk/axetec_media/wrsc01-1000.gif
    Am I right in thinking I would solder the blue wire to the centre lug on the pickup switch and then to the hot lug on the output jack ? and then the bare wire on the ground lug of the switch to the ground of the jack ?
    Would the bridge and neck lugs of the switch be wired to the volume pots just using regular the hook up wire provided - http://www.axetec.co.uk/axetec_media/wrhu01-1000.gif or would I use the screened cable ? if so would I wire the bare to the ground of the switch again and then the ground of the volume pots ?
     
  2. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    If you use shielded wire, make sure you earth/ground the shielding by soldering the shield to earth/ground or using a small jumper. The shielding should cut down on hum a little.

    I usually don't use bare wires in the control cavity, but if you are careful, you can use bare wire for ground.

    Make sure you include your bridge wired to ground, in case that wasn't clear in the instructions.

    That's a pretty messy wiring scheme to start. :lol: I'm not familiar with Vanson, but are those the pickups that came with the kit? Wire colours are not universal by any stretch.
     
  3. Killtrox

    Killtrox SS.org Regular

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    Okay so I followed the video step by step and when ive plugged the guitar in only the neck pickup works, if i pull the neck tone pot the neck can be heard in all three positions of the pickup selector but at a reduced volume. If i play through overdrive and switch to the bridge pickup there is an extremely faint signal come through but i can't make out if its the bridge or neck that I'm hearing.
    Any ideas as to what could be the issue ?

    (I am the OP just using a new account btw)
     
  4. TonyFlyingSquirrel

    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    You're liking grounding out someplace. I've had to look, re-look, and re-re-look whenever I've done that wire scheme because there are so many possible error points.
     
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    Killtrox SS.org Regular

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    Is it possible to locate any grounding issues by using a multimeter ? or is it literally going back through and resoldering all the ground wires ?
     

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